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Region of Waterloo
Posting Date: February 22, 2018
Job Title: Environmental Officer II (Water Services)
Job City: Kitchener
Province/Country: Ontario, Canada
Deadline for Application: March 22, 2018
Job Categories:

Env/Conservation Officer , Water Resources
Job Description:

Environmental Officer II (Water Services)

Build your career while protecting Waterloo’s drinking water supply.

As an Environmental Officer, Water Services, you will be responsible for ensuring the Region of Waterloo’s compliance with monitoring programs of the Environmental Enforcement & Laboratory Services (EE&LS) by performing all field monitoring activities to protect the environment, the drinking water supply and distribution systems, as well as wastewater treatment plants. As required, you will also work on a rotating basis as part of an environmental spills response or a drinking water monitoring team, which is on call 24 hours a day.


The successful candidate for the role of Environmental Officer II (Water Services) must have the following qualifications:

       Knowledge of water chemistry, sampling procedures, industrial processes, well construction, water and wastewater operations; the operation of applicable monitoring equipment, such as chlorine residual meters; and quality control procedures associated with water sampling, field parameter measurements, and equipment operation, normally acquired through a two-year Community College Diploma in Chemistry or a related environmental science field, plus one year of related practical experience.

       Eligibility for certification as a Water Quality Analyst, as defined in the Safe Drinking Water Act.

       Knowledge of Regional policies, procedures and practices, including the Region’s Sewer Use By-law, as well as provincial and federal legislation including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Municipal Act, Fisheries Act, Gasoline Handling Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

       Knowledge of spill assessment and cleanup to ensure impacts on natural environment, human health and public property are minimized; that clean up activities are successful and complete.

       Skill in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and minor technical servicing of field equipment, such as composite samplers, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature and flow meters.

·       Knowledge of quality control procedures associated with sampling, analytical parameter measurements, and equipment operation, and quality system requirements of The Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA), the Standard Council of Canada and ISO 1702.

       Organizational and time management skills to work independently and ensure that sample schedules are met to satisfy the requirements of the various monitoring programs and the EE&LS quality system.

       Skill in the operation of a personal computer and software such as Word, Access, Excel and LIMS.

·       Skill in reading aerial, road, and topographical maps in order to find and access sampling locations.

       A valid Class “G” driver's licence and acceptable driving record in order to operate a Regional van, utility trailer, and ATV.

       Ability to read and apply procedures, health and safety and instrument manuals, and quality documents.

       Ability to create and maintain written and computerized records; to write environmental incident reports and traffic control plans; and to assist with writing reports using technical terminology.

       Ability to provide explanations of sampling techniques, treatment processes, and environmental impacts using specialized terminology; to exchange technical information; and to respond to public inquiries and complaints regarding water quality and environmental spills using diplomacy and tact

·       Proven ability to deal with the media when responding to environmental spills.

       Ability to participate as an effective team member.

·       Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Where people matter and ideas grow

Serving a diverse population of over 560,000, the Region of Waterloo is a growing community where people matter and ideas grow. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire – residents, businesses and staff alike. This means delivering quality services while creating a positive, inclusive workplace where our employees are valued and respected for their talents and contributions to our success.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

Please visit our website, at www.regionofwaterloo.ca, for a detailed description of this position for Environmental Officer (Water Services),(competition #2018-1182) and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.



 Please visit our website, at www.regionofwaterloo.ca, for a detailed description of this position for Environmental Officer (Water Services),(competition #2018-1182) and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018.

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